In January 2023, the Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCo) and the Regional Maritime University (RMU) agreed to formalise their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU aims to establish a long-term partnership, based on equity and reciprocity.
Finally, on June 23, 2023, the Management team of GRIDCo and the leadership of RMU met to officially sign the MoU. The areas of cooperation agreed upon include, joint research projects; student internships; guest lecturing; capacity building; programme development, and other mutually beneficial areas. Both parties expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting the importance of bridging academia and industry.
Mr. Samuel Kow Acquah, Acting Director, Office of the Chief Executive emphasised the need for collaborative research and feedback to align RMU’s curriculum with industry requirements. Taking his turn during the meeting, Dr. G.S. Akakpo, Dean of Graduate Schools, acknowledged GRIDCo as its second campus for fieldwork, assuring its commitment to fulfilling the obligations outlined in the MoU.
Also present at the signing ceremony were Mrs. Esther Mangortey, Manager, HR Business Partner, GRIDCo; The Head of Electrical Electronics Department, Dr. Isaac Nyarko; Dr. Samuel O.B. Oppong, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences and Dr. Njie Baboucarr, University Registrar, all from the RMU.